Bengal Tiger

Panthera tigris

The tiger is the biggest species of the cat family.

A male tiger is called a Tiger. A female tiger is called a tigress. A baby is called a cub.

Tigers can run up to 40 miles per hour and jump 16 feet high.

They are the 3rd largest land carnivore (meat eating) in the world. Polar Bears are first and Brown Bears are second.

Tigers like to hunt at night. They have excellent eyesight for catching prey. Tigers like to sneak up on their prey, they watch it then sprint to catch it. They bite their prey throat or back of the neck to kill it.

Unlike other cats tiger like the water. They like to live by water. Tigers can swim up to 4 miles.

Like our fingerprints no two tigers have the same stripe pattern. Not only are tigers fur stripped but their skin is stripped too.

Mother tigers give birth after approximately 100 days.
A mother can give birth to 1-6 tiger cubs. Usually they have 2-3.

White tigers are very rare. White tigers are born with a gene that causes them to be white. Only 1 out of 10,000 tigers are born white tigers.

A group of tigers is called an Ambush or Streak.

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